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College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

TPC Restoration and Management Seminar Series

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host Buchanan County farmer Richard Sloan presenting"A Farmer's Experience with Prairie Strips." Sloan has established prairie strips in some of his fields to save soil and support wildlife. He will shares his experience with prairie strips and how 21st century farming is much more than maximizing production of corn and soybeans. The seminar is free and open to the public.

"B.F.A. Group Exhibition"

Opening Reception: April 24 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: sculptors Dallas Guffey and Timothy Jorgensen; painter Natalie Heddens; and ceramist Madalyn Loring. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.

Daoism in Chinese Painting

Xiaoting Wang, a renowned artist in China, will discuss the influence of Daoism, one of the key Chinese religions, in his paintings. The event will feature a brief summary of Daoism to set the context for his presentation. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jerry Sonesson at 273-6221 or Penny Wang at 273-2821.

Performance Power Hour

Interpreters Theatre presents "Performance Power Hour." See the "best of the best" performances from our beginning and advanced level performance classes. From traditional performances of literature to unexpected and experimental performances, you will laugh and cry.

"The Story of 'Shelley v. Kraemer'" documentary film premiere

The Shelley v. Kraemer U.S. Supreme Court decision, perhaps more than any other ruling in modern times, literally and figuratively changed the face of our nation. This 1948 case ended the practice of "restrictive real estate covenants" that dictated where people could, and could not, live based on issues of race, color, creed and national origin. The documentary will explain and describe the events that led up to this milestone ruling and the actions of the individuals who banded together to help bring it about. Jeffrey Copeland, languages and literatures, will give a brief talk about how this historic ruling changed the country. There will also be film clips of some of those involved in the case and their relatives speaking about their experiences.

Good Neighbor Iowa Kickoff Event

Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to lawn pesticides and protect water quality. Speakers include a park director, a family physician, Dubuque city staff and a childcare center director. They will share their insights on pesticide use and the harmful effects of pesticide exposure on children. Attendees will learn the value of diverse, pesticide-free lawns, sign a pesticide-free pledge, grow their own sample of pesticide-free grass, as well as other activities and will receive free a choice of “Good Neighbor” yard signs, frisbees and cups.

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